Harry Nile: Seattle Blues

Narrated by: Phil Harper, Pat French
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Nile is a former Chicago cop, who quit the force after uncovering a vein of corruption. He stalks the rainy streets of pre-war Seattle on behalf of private clients with the help of his assistant, a lady named Murphy.

Phil Harper stars as Nile, with Pat French as Murphy, in this exciting series that has been heard on radio stations coast to coast in the US and Canada, on satellite radio, and reached a worldwide audience online. After more than 25 years, it's the longest running private-eye show in American radio history!

See for yourself how Harry Nile has taken radio to a new level of entertainment in the first 23 episodes of this classic series.

Episodes: West for My Health 01-01-1976; Seattle Blues 12-02-1976; The Neptune Trading Company 02-17-1977; Malibu 05-19-1977; The Case of the Dead Ringer 12-27-1977; For This I Bought a New Suit 01-03-1978; The Eddie Mayhew Matter 01-10-1978; Avalon 01-17-1978; A Vacation With Bullets (or And What Did You Do on Your Vacation, Officer?) 01-24-1978; The Case of the Nasty Niece (or The Case of the Not So Nice Niece) 01-31-1978; Photo Finish 02-07-1978; Harry Dabbles in Oil (or Tale of Two Texans) 02-14-1978; The Doomsday Book 02-21-1978; Figueroa Street 02-28-1978; A Little Out of Town Job 03-07-1978; The Case of the Matinee Murder 03-14-1978; The Lonely Ghost Matter 03-21-1978; The Twenty-Three Pound Clue 03-28-1978; Stand-in For Murder 04-04-1978; Calendar Girl 05-09-1978; The Twenty Dollar Trackdown 05-09-1978; The Wandering Wife Matter 05-30-1978; Angel's Flight 06-06-1978.

Jim French Productions produced over 800 full cast radio shows from 1975 through 2017, including such favorites as Harry Nile and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which were broadcast on radio in the United States under the Imagination Theatre banner. Originating on KVI AM radio, and later KIRO AM and KIXI AM radio, Imagination Theatre was nationally syndicated to an additional 120 broadcast outlets.

©2017 Jim French Productions. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. (P)2017 Jim French Productions. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited.

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Love these!

Happy to have found a way to enjoy imagination theater again!! I have several of these on cd, but worth it to have to easily enjoy over and over : )

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Great Modern Addition to Classic Radio Drama

Great to have French productions finally available. Fantastic modern addition to classical drama radio. Thoroughly entertaining

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If You Love Johnny Dollar Then Welcome To Harry Nile and Murphy

Jim and Pat French may be gone but the Harry Nile series will live on. Waiting for the next collection which is out for sale in CD so it should have already appeared here. This is a great series that could have been on the air with all the classic private eyes of the past.

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WOW !!!

THIS IS SO AMAZING. SUCH A GREAT SHOW. WILL ALWAYS LISTEN !!! SINCERELY GREAT CAST

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So much fun!

Very well done! I have really enjoyed these Harry Nile series! Would love to see more available!

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Love Harry Nile!

Even though these were recorded in the 70s, Jim French did a wonderful job of re-creating the flavor of the old time radio of the 30s and 40s! The last episode in this collection, revolving around the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, really evokes a powerful emotional response; great series. I’d get ALL of the episodes if I could!

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Gets better as it goes along

Most of the episodes seem to occur in Los Angeles rather than Seattle There is no partner Murphy in these programs. I think she must have come along later in the series. Phil Harper is terrific and the supporting cast is professional. As for the writing, the stories are entertaining but lack the "edge" of Dashiell Hammett. The technical quality is excellent. This series takes Harry Nile right up to Pearl Harbor and the beginning of World War II. The chronology of the stories jumps around. A story in "December 1941" precedes one set in "late winter of 1941" (which would be the beginning of the year). Fortunately, each story is self-contained with a few continuing characters.

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I love it !!!!

I have always loved Harry Nile ... the first time I heard him it was on old time radio and I heard two of them and then I never heard any more and I looked and looked but could not find any of his stories but when I found this I got and it is awesome !!!!

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Enjoy the story

I really enjoy the series, but I wish that they would release the entire collection

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Superb radio drama

Loved it! I wish Jim French would make more of these. Harry is the Best!

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A Must!

I bought both these anthologies based on reviews, so I feel I must endorse them. These are simply great stories, fabulously crafted. I love radio shamus' and Harry Nile is up there with the best.